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Watch Out For Black Swans

Black Swans were discovered by the expedition of William de Viamingh on the west coast of Australia in 1697. Discovery of the black swan created

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Political Season Warning

Watch out for the straw man   Watching the debates reminded me of a communication ploy to which those who hold similar views to the

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My Mother

My mother, Eva Alene Craddock Womack Allen was born mannerly, with a vocabulary that would shame Webster. She attributed her noteworthy social skills to the

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The Cycle Of Success Success is something you feel and it comes in all shapes, sizes, and currencies. Just think about all the successes you’ve

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Man Versus Beast

Gus and Rhett, a Black Lab and a Golden, romped together in my backyard for almost a decade. After a few years of access to

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Straw Man Season

BEWARE! “We must do everything within our power to stop the War on Christmas!” During the Christmas season, we often hear or see persons who

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I've Got Your Back

Often when my wife was at the stove cooking supper, I would creep up behind her and give her a surprise hug; sometimes around her

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Ten Virtues I Live By

You have to be present to win Be in Service – It is better to serve those you know than to give alms to the poor. Be

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The Good Sandwich

When my wife died, I became my ninety-year old stepmother’s primary care person. Though I didn’t bring the same nurturing support as my wife, Erbie and I developed a delightful relationship and truly enjoyed the pleasure of one another’s company.

Because she was hard-of-hearing, I would sit with her until she was called in for the treatment.

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